All in One Morning


Imagine my surprise when I woke up to find
Myself a man of forty-five,
Reasonably limber, agile of mind,
Still capable of sheer enthusiasm.

Very much at odds was I
With the one who crawled to bed
The night before.

I surveyed my situation and decided to assume
The attitude of youth—
Clusters of possibilities, pregnant with desire,
Rose up before my eyes.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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